The latest Issue of the Monthly Newsletter.
"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 92 June 2016
When you have family a full calendar is just a fact of life. Years ago my wife and sister-in-law would sit down with their calendars at Thanksgiving and coordinate each upcoming date and weekend through September. It was always written in pen and treated as gospel. Aunts, Uncles, Parents, cousins, everyone checked with them as to what was going on and where they were supposed to be. 

I'd pity an unplanned event trying to wedge it's way onto the calendar. I used to kid them that we once missed a funeral because it hadn't been scheduled. We didn't, but it was fun to see the calendars come out just to verify that I was wrong.

Today the paper calendar has been replaced by the phone, social media and my daughter's texting me.  So when the staff suggested we do an Adel Summer Guide it just seemed right.

So grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.

Summer in Adel Iowa
2016 Adel Summer Guide   

This month we outline the next four months of jammed packed activity going on around town.  
Of course the list keeps growing, so be sure to check back each month and on the website for the latest updates.
Get out your calendars as you check out these great reasons to enjoy the summer in Adel, Iowa!

June 4th, 2016
8th Annual Dallas County Sheriff's Office
Special Olympics All-Wheel Car Show
Adel Downtown Square

June 9th-11th, 2016
5th Annual Garage & Bake Sale
Benefits: Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center
8am-7pm, Sunday 8am-3pm
Dallas County Fairgrounds

June 10th, 2016
Bring your friends and lawn chairs to enjoy beautiful sunsets, free music, and Iowa wine!
Penoach Winery Summer Concert
Featuring Chad Elliott
7pm-10pm, Free
26759 N Avenue, Adel

June 11th, 2016
Check out the new Archery Center in Adel!
3D Archery Shoot
Adel Parks & Recreation
Community Archery Center

June 13th-16th, 2016
Junior Golf Clinic
River Valley Golf Course
June 18th, 2016
Beautiful quilts and handmade items sold to benefit the Adel Public Library!
Outdoor Quilt Show and Sale
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie Street, Adel

June 18th, 2016
This is what happens when Bacon collides with RAGBRAI!
BACooN Ride Tr3s
Raccoon River Valley Trail
7am-11am, Adel Bacon Stop
June 19th, 2016
Relaxed setting, yard games, beautiful scenery, and Iowa wine!
Penoach Winery Sangria Sunday
Featuring Brick Immerman
26759 N Avenue, Adel

June 24th, 2016
Adel Partners Chamber Free Concert
Adel Community Stage and Pavilion
Featuring The Sons of Gladys Kravitz
Corner of 10th & Main Street

June 24th, 2016
Penoach Winery Summer Concert
Featuring Abby Normal
26759 N Avenue, Adel

June 1st - 30th, 2016
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
All Iowa Shop Hop
909 Prairie Street, Adel
July 8th, 2016
Penoach Winery Summer Concert
Featuring Planet Passenger
26759 N Avenue, Adel

July 6th-10th
Rodeos, live music, 4-H/FFA exhibits, games and more!
Dallas County Fair
July 15th, 2016
Sweet Corn Princess Contest Registration Due
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
July 17th, 2016
Penoach Winery Sangria Sunday
Featuring Dan Jones
26759 N Avenue, Adel

July 18th-21st, 2016
Junior Golf Clinic
River Valley Golf Course
July 22nd, 2016
BYOB- Bring Your Own Basket, lawn chairs, and friends for this free concert series!
Adel Partners Chamber Free Concert
Adel Community Stage and Pavilion
Featuring Max Wellman
Corner of 10th & Main Street

July 22nd, 2016
Penoach Winery Summer Concert
Featuring Brother Trucker
26759 N Avenue, Adel
Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!
August 11th, 2016
ADM Alumni All Class Reunion & Hall of Fame
ADM Alumni Association
7-8 Commons Area
August 12th, 2016
14th Annual ADM Alumni Golf Tournament
ADM Alumni Association
Pre-registration Required
August 12th, 2016
Help shuck 3 tons of sweetcorn with good tunes and friends!
Sweet Corn Festival Corn Shucking and Princess Contest
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Community Stage and Pavilion
Corner of 10th and Main Street

August 12th, 2016
Penoach Winery Summer Concert
Featuring Abby Normal
26759 N Avenue, Adel

August 13th, 2016
Start off the morning right with a run/walk through Adel!
Brick Street Enterprise's Sweet Corn Festival 5K
Benefiting HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County
August 13th, 2016
City wide event featuring a parade, vendors, live entertainment, and 3 tons of free corn on the cob!
37th Annual Sweet Corn Festival
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
9 am- Midnight
August 13th, 2016
Sweet Corn Festival Street Dance
Featuring Doug James & the Pocket, Gimikk
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce

August 19th, 2016
Penoach Winery Farm to Table Dinner
26759 N Avenue, Adel

August 26th, 2016
Penoach Winery Summer Concert
Featuring Back Stage Boogie Band
26759 N Avenue, Adel

August 26th, 2016
Adel Partners Chamber Free Concert
Adel Community Stage and Pavilion
Featuring Final Mix
Corner of 10th & Main Street

All Summer Long
Encourage your kids to read with fun and prizes!
On Your Marks, Get Set, Read!
Summer Reading Program
Adel Public Library
12000 square feet-the best collection of unique vintage and retro finds!
Modville - Home of The Porch Junkies
Vintage/Retro/Mid Century Consignment
1802 Greene Street, Adel
Adel Family Aquatic Center
12:30 pm - 8:30pm
Adel Parks and Recreation
Bowling Alley, Summer Leagues, Arcade, Pool & Billards!
Adel Family Fun Center
Wednesday- Dollar Night
Thursdays- 9-Pin Doubles League, 7pm
Fridays- Galaxy Bowl, 7pm
Saturdays- Galaxy Bowl, 7pm

Figure 8 Races
Dallas County Fair Grounds
North Track
June-September 2016
Explore Adel's past with exhibits featuring Nile Kinnick, the Civil War, and so much more!
Adel Historical Museum
Open Saturdays 9am-4pm
Free Admission

June-September 2016
It wouldn't be summer without your favorite Ice Cream Shop along the biketrail!
Billy's Ice Cream Shop
Monday-Saturdays 11am-9pm
Sundays 1pm-9pm

June-September 2016
Camp under the stars next to the Raccoon River!
Island Park Campground
2400 Nantucket Road, Adel
Adel LSB Team
LSB to Co-Sponsor June's Free Friday Concert   

The Adel Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Insurance are proud to co-sponsor the Adel Partners Free Friday Entertainment Concert, June 24th.

We invite you to enjoy a great evening of music in the park under the stars from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

We looking forward to seeing you there, remember to bring your lawn chairs!

Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial
805 Main Street
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663

Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC
Annual Dallas County Sheriffs Office Special Olympics All-Wheel Show
8th Annual Special Olympics All-Wheel Show June 4th

The 8th Annual Dallas County Sheriff's Office Special Olympics All-Wheel Show will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 on the Square in Adel, Iowa.

Dash Plaques will be given to the first 100 cars registered.

The Top 20 cars will be chosen by the participants.

Special Awards for Best of Show, Most Likely to be Stopped by a Cop, Bad Bike, Long Distance, and Special Olympics Athlete Choice

Annual Dallas County Sheriffs Office Special Olympics All-Wheel Show
Event Schedule:
Dallas County Iowa Sheriff's Office
201 North Nile Kinnick Drive  * Box 187
Adel, IA 50003
Adel Auto Parts NAPA
Honor Dad with Great Tools
for Father's Day!  

This Father's Day, Adel Auto Parts has you covered with perfect gifts for Dad.

Complete his tool collection with an extensive screwdriver set, SAE & Metric Socket set, Twin Hammer Impact Wrench, or Ratcheting Combo Wrench set.

Upgrade his old drill for a new DeWalt Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver kit. Deck out his truck with new seat covers, a phone mount, or NAPA's own Slimline Crossover Tool Box for the truck bed.

Not to mention every care care need to keep it running smooth and cool this summer.

With deals like these, John and his crew at Adel Auto Parts can help you find the perfect gift to show Dad how much you care this Father's Day.

Adel Auto Parts Corporation
809 Main Street * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3212

Perry Auto Parts
1001 3rd. St. * Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-4615

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - Noon
Adel Parks and Recreation Archery Center
Adel Parks & Recreation
3D Archery Shoot June 11th

A 3D Archery Shoot will be held June 11th, 2016, from 8 am to Noon and will be the first shooting event at the new Adel Parks & Recreation Community Archery Center.

The 3D Archery Shoot includes one practice round and one scoring round for $10 per person for current members and $20 per person for non-members (includes range membership).

The range opens at 8 am, shoot begins at 9 am. To pre-register, contact Nick Schenck at Adel City Hall or register online at 

The Adel Parks and Recreation Archery Center is located on Old Portland Road at the site of the former municipal waste water treatment plant. A grand opening was held October 3, 2015.

Adel Parks and Recreation Archery Center

The Archery Center was made possible through funding from the City of Adel, a grant from the Dallas County Foundation, and donations, with city and community labor.

Each child will receive a free book just for attending the festival!

The Archery Center helps the Adel Parks and Recreation Department meet its mission to provide the community with high quality leisure facilities and recreational and cultural opportunities.

Archery is a healthy activity that promotes balance, mental focus, and building upper body strength. The social interactions are important, too; it's a fun sport that can be recreational or competitive.

A permit at a nominal fee is required to use the range and can be obtained at the Adel City Hall. Each permit holder will receive a copy of the rules for the range and the proper archery shooting procedures to allow for a safe and enjoyable experience for all users.

Adel Parks & Rec
Adel Parks & Rec.
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
301 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Facebook: Adel-Parks-and-Recreation/1513050525640281
Adel Veterinary Clinic
Facetime-Morning Mixer June 3rd. 

Join Dr. Elizabeth Holland and Staff on Friday, June 3, 2016 for a light breakfast and great time to reconnect with other Chamber members. Only one hour from 7-8am and it is time well spent.
Marketing is always a concern. Come hear how you can improve your marketing plans for summer.  Update given about the bike trail also.  
See you then.

Non members are invited to see the chamber in action and learn from our speakers

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S.
10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Garage Sale and Bake Sale
5th Annual Garage & Bake Sale June 9, 10, & 11th 

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center's 5th Annual Garage & Bake Sale at the Dallas County Fairgrounds.  

June 9 - 8 am to 7 pm
June 10 - 8 am to 7 pm
June 11 - 8 am to 3 pm

Together we can make a difference in the lives of people who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse.

Contact Megan Hockemeier, Volunteer Coordinator 993-4095 or to donate. Facebook Event Invitation.

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center helps bring hope to victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse. dating violence, stalking and homelessness.

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center
P.O Box 40
Adel, Iowa 50003
Business Line: (515) 993-4095
Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 770-1650
John D Gomke Golf Tournament

John D Gomke Golf Tournament
2016 John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournament June 11th

Whether you are an avid golfer or never picked up a club, we would love to have you join us for the 7th John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournament at Lake Panorama National on Saturday, June 11th.

This event includes a double shot gun starts at 7:00 am and 1:30 pm, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, contests, prizes and much more!

So get your 4-some and join us to celebrate our Angel Babies and help prevent infant and young child loss during a fun filled day on a beautiful golf course!

This year our Honorary Angel Babies are:
  • Mason Cass Nemmers, son of Ryan and Amber Nemmers  
  • Blake Monroe Frettim, son of Josh and Tiffany Frettim and brother of Brooke and Monroe.
Funds raised at the John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournament and John's Baby Step Run/Walk will allow us to continue to help families prevent and cope with infant and young child loss. Check out to see details of where the money we raise goes.

Register via the golf tournament form, download and mail in, or online at
If you have questions please email or call us at 515.314.9171.

We hope to see you Saturday, June 11th at Lake Panorama National!

John D Gomke Charity - Adel Iowa
John D. Gomke Charity Inc.
P.O. Box 613
DeSoto, IA 50069

Honoring infants who have become angels. Helping to prevent child loss and benefiting organizations that assist in caring for and provide resources to families who have lost a child or infant in and around Central Iowa.
Penoach Winery Events     

Penoach Winery
has two Sunset in the Vineyard concerts in June.  Both are 7-10 pm.

June 10th is Chad Elliott in concert.

June 24 is Abby Normal
in concert.

June 19 is Sangria Sunday 2-5 pm,with music by BrickImmerman.

All concerts are free and food will be available.

Penoach Winery - Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery
26759 N Ave.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
Adel Sweet Corn Princess 
2016 Sweet Corn Princess
Contest Information Aug. 12th 

Registration is now open for the 2016 Adel Sweet Corn Princess Contest!

Girls entering 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade during the 2016/2017 school year and who reside in the ADM district are encouraged to participate in this fun event.

The Princess and her court are selected by random drawing!


View the 2016 Princess Registration form for more information and to register.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
POBox 73, 301 S.
10th Street, 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Adel Quilting Company - Adel Iowa
2016 Outdoor Quilt Show
and Sale June 18th

Visit us at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co., Saturday, June 18th for our annual Outdoor Quilt Show Sale, 10 am to 4 pm.

We will have beautiful quilts hanging all around the shop, between trees and on the porch.

We will also have lots of handmade items and retired shop sample quilts for sale as a fund raiser for the Adel Library.
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
Facebook: Adel-Quilting-Dry-Goods-Co
Bacoon Ride TR3S
2016 BACooN RIDE TR3S " Ride for El Cured! June 18th 

The 2016 BACooN RIDE will once again visit the brick streets of Adel, June 18th.

Combining a love for Bacon and riding, cyclist will travel through Waukee, Adel, Redfield, Linden, Panora, Yale, Herndon, Jamaica, Dawson, Perry, Minburn and Dallas Center.

Adel stops are the Rendezvous Lounge located on Main Street (between 9th and 10th Street) in historic Adel for maple bacon donuts provided by Dunkin Donut all washed down with Bloody Mary's or Screw Drivers.

The Adel Boy Scouts will be serving the donuts along with bananas and Gatorade all for a free will donation. The Boy Scouts will use these funds for summer camping adventures.

Anytime Fitness will be have Free water and prizes including a Free 7 day pass at their location on the Bike path as riders come through town.

More information at the BACooNRIDE website.

Next APCC Free Friday Concert
Friday, June 24th

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce (APCC) 2nd Free Friday Concert Series is June 24th, 2016, 7-10 pm.

Join Lincoln Savings Bank and Raccoon River Rental as they host The Sons of Gladys Kravitz. 

This event is BYOB Bring your own Basket of snacks, food, and regular or adult beverage to the Stage and Pavilion. (10th and Main)

Adult beverages must remain on the stage lawn and may only be consumed during the events.  No food or drink will be sold. Bring your friends and family and don't forget the lawn chairs for this event.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S.
10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
ADM Alumni Golf Tournament
2016 Annual ADM Alumni Golf Tournament Tickets On Sale 

The Adel DeSoto Minburn Alumni Association invites you to join us Friday, August 12th, 2016 for the 14th Annual ADM Alumni Golf Tournament.

2 Shotgun Starts
at River Valley Golf.

Pre-registration is required to participate. Spots fill up quickly. Register Now to ensure your participation in the upcoming tournament!

For more information see our website: or contact Dick Wicks at (515) 993-4454 or
ADM Hall of Fame
New Night for 2016 Alumni All Class Reunion & Hall of Fame

The ADM Alumni Association is moving their All Class Reunion & Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony to Thursday night. Attendees can enjoy their personal class reunions and other Sweet Corn weekend festivities without missing out on the Fun!

August 11th, 2016 in the ADM High School Auditorium in Adel. There will be a reception from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the 7-8 Commons Area.

The ADM Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m. All are welcomed to attend.
ADM Alumni Association - Adel Iowa
ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, IA 50003

Adel Public Library
June at the Adel Public Library

Summer is finally here and our reading programs are in full swing!

We are excited to host Blank Park Zoo for the Kick-off of the
On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Summer Reading Program for all kids on June 8th at 11:00 am or at 1:00 pm.

This is a repeat performance so we encourage younger age children to attend the 11:00 am program and school age kids to attend the 1:00 pm program, but please chose the best one for your schedule.
Each week, beginning June 13th, we'll have several opportunities for fun at your library:
  • Story Time for ages 3-5 year olds will meet on Mondays at 10:30 am.
  • Messy Monday Crafts for kids of all ages every Monday at 2:00 pm.
  • Toddler Time for children 3 and under will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.
  • Music Time for all preschoolers will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 am
In June we also have these fun kid activities:
  • ISU Extension of Dallas County presents "Rockets to the Rescue" on Friday, June 10th at 10:30 am. Please register in advance for this STEM program which "allows young scientists to let their imagination take flight and explore how aerospace engineering addresses real world problems" with Agriculture Educator Alyssa Dick.
  • Once again we are excited to welcome Caricatures by Duane Murray at our library on Monday June 13th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please sign up in advance for a five-minute time slot to have your caricature drawn.
  • Our first Summer Movie is "Finding Nemo" on Wednesday June 15th at 2:00 pm on the big screen.
  • Critter Cindy from Dallas County Conservation will be here for a special program on Wednesday June 22nd at 2:00 pm.
  • Chip & Aunt Dot will be at the library on Friday June 24 at 2:00 pm with their Alaskan Malamute Dog Trooper for an Iditarod Program about dog sled racing.
  • Our second Summer Movie is "Alvin and the Chipmunks; the Road Chip" on Wednesday June 22nd at 2:00 pm.
  • Get you groove on with us and Dancercise on Thursday June 30th at 7:00 pm.
The next gathering of the Brown Bag Book Club is at Noon on Thursday, June 9th when we'll be discussing the novel The Women of Swenson Farm by local author Jeanne Martz  
We are excited to welcome the author to our meeting and hope you'll take your lunch break at the library and come share your love of books with us.
Our second Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation Summer Garage Sale will be on Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th in the second floor conference room.
Join us for a Grease Sing Along on Tuesday June 28th at 6:30 pm on the big screen.
In June the Evening Book Club will be discussing the book The Bells of Autumn by local author James Hufford who will be with us to talk about his book on Thursday June 30th at 7:00 pm.
Sign-ups for all summer reading programs began at the end of May and full calendars of events are available near the main information desk.

Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at or you can follow us on our Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter!

Adel Public Library 
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003  
Phone: 515-993-3512 
Library Hours: 
Mondays and Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm 
Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm 
Saturdays, 10 am to 1:30 pm.  
Adel Partners BAD Golf Outing 
2016 "BAD Golf Outing"
Friday, June 24th

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Appreciation Day - Friday June 24, 2016 .

Held at the River Valley Golf Course in Adel, with a Shotgun start at 2pm. Adel Chamber members are invited, along with guests.
  • 4 person best shot
  • $50/person, includes: 9 holes of golf, cart, and meal
  • Hole sponsors $100 - Will provide games and prizes for the golfers
Register online for the BAD Golf Outing or print out the form and return along with your entry fee to Deb at the Chamber.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S.
10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Recipes From Home
Recipe of the Month -
Peanut Butter Truffle 

As I've mentioned, our family is made up of several generations of cooks, bakers, and pastry makers. We think its important that food look good and taste even better. None of us as much as Aunt Nell.

Every family has an Aunt Nell. When the girls were off at college they received packages of homemade cookies, lip gloss and nail polish to get rid of the homesick blues.

She's actually my sister-in-law, and younger than me, but I've been calling her Aunt Nell as long as the kids have. She has never forgotten a birthday. She tells wild, animated, real-life stories that make the whole house shake with laughter.

One year on my birthday she surprised me with a homemade dessert that put 20 pounds on me just looking at it. The topper was the handmade candles because the dog had eaten the real ones and "It wouldn't be a real birthday cake with candles!".

Have you ever looked at a pretty picture of a decorated birthday cake and thought, "no way I could pull that off." Aunt Nell is the person that pulls it off, picture perfect, every time. I could say her secret is lots of coffee and 3am wake up calls, but the truth is love.

She loves to bake, she loves to bake for the people she loves, and the fact that she has so much love to give can only be dished out in beautifully constructed and exceptionally tasty 5 layer portions.

This month we send our love to all the Aunt Nell's with a special recipe that may seem daunting, but we know you can pull it off.

Peanut Butter Truffle Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake
1 C. Flour
1 C. Sugar
1/4 C. + 2 T. Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 large Egg
1/2 C. Buttermilk
1/2 C. Vegetable Oil
3/4 tsp Vanilla
1/2 C. boiling Water

Peanut Butter Truffle
20oz Peanut Butter Chips
2 1/4 C. Heavy Cream
1 C. (8 oz) Mascarpone Cheese

Chocolate Icing
1/4 C. Shortening
1/4 C. Butter
2 C. Powdered Sugar
1/4 C. Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
2-3 tsp Water

Chocolate Cake
1. Prepare 9 inch cake pan with a parchment paper circle in the bottom and grease the sides.
2. Add all Chocolate Cake dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together.

3. Add Egg, Buttermilk and Vegetable Oil to the dry ingredients and mix well.

4. Add Vanilla to boiling Water and add to mixture. Mix well.

5. Pour into cake pan and bake at 300 degrees for about 33-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.

6. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
Peanut Butter Truffle
1. Put Peanut Butter Chips into a mixing bowl.

2. Microwave Heavy Cream until boiling, then pour over Peanut Butter Chips.

3. Cover bowl with clear wrap and allow to sit for 5-7 minutes.

4. Whisk mixture until smooth, then cover and place in refrigerator for about 45 minutes to an hour until thickened and spreadable.

5. Stir in Mascarpone Cheese until smooth.

1. Once cake has cooled, use a serrated knife to cut off the cake dome.

2. Place cake into 9 inch springform pan, lining sides of pan with parchment paper so that it sticks up above the edge of the pan.

3. Pour Truffle mixture over cake and spread evenly. It may come above the edge of the cake pan, but your parchment paper should be high enough.

4. Refrigerate until firm, 3-4 hours.

5. Once truffle layer is firm, remove cake from pan.

1. Beat Butter and Shortening until smooth.

2. Add Powdered Sugar, Cocoa and 1 tsp of Water and mix until smooth.

3. Add more Water as needed until the icing is a smooth consistency.

4. Pipe icing around the edges of the cake, then drizzle with chocolate sauce.

5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Terry Traveler - This Day
Terry Traveler - Family Camping    

June, what a wonderful month for nature. The grass is green, the sky is blue, and the air is humid.

Yes, it is I, Terry Traveller, here to tell you another wonderful tale of  humility and humanity.

You see, June was once the mark of a deeply held tradition in my family- the camp out. Father would spend weeks preparing lists: supplies, rations, biodegradable toiletries, everything we needed to "rough it".

I was never selected to attend the shopping trip to the army surplus store- I was told my presence would be distracting. To this day I beg to differ as the single time I was allowed to go shopping with my father we spent less than expected. Yes, we forgot the tent poles, canned food supply, and bug repellent. I blame it on the improperly labeled can of Bear Mace and the dare I say unnecessary trip to the emergency room to apologize to the shopkeeper for spraying it throughout the store like Lysol.

Besides, I like to think that everything happens for a reason, and as Fate would have it, that same summer we came face to face with a real bear. It was the middle of the night and we heard a noise outside our tent. All eyes turned as Father asked if I had tied up the rations in a tree. I had not, clearly stating my defense that I believed putting food in a tree would attract a wild cat of some kind therefore chose to put the food under the picnic table. The family didn't appreciate this heartfelt favor but were immediately hushed when the shadow of a great big bear crossed the face of the tent.

A lightbulb went off over my head. With the shopkeeper's words singing in my ears I gathered my courage, sprang from the tent, flailed my arms and screamed, "You spray it, you bought it!" letting out a terrible cry as I unleashed a thick fog of pepper spray into the air. The bear was caught off guard, perhaps by the mace which I managed to direct straight into my eyes- or the knowledge that I was no one to mess with. He scampered away into the night and I was deemed a hero. The local papers proclaimed "Lucky Child Keeps Eyesight", "Tourist Attacked By Self", and "Kid Inhales Bear Mace, Grow 3 Inches Taller Overnight. The Miracle Science Can't Explain!"

So enjoy the June bugs, go hiking, check out the beautiful countryside that nature has painted picturesque in our honor. Go camping with a roll of duct tape, the sun at your back, and a can of Bear Mace in your pack. Just watch where you point that thing and try not to inhale.

This is Terry Traveler saying, it may not be true, but it might as well be.

Terry Traveller
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
2016 VBS at Faith Lutheran Church June 13th - 17th

Cave Quest - Following Jesus the Light of the World, (VBS) at Faith Lutheran Church in Adel,  June 13th - 17th from 9:00 to 12:00 for kids 4 years old on June 1st, 2016 to the completion of 6th grade.

Registration can be done online. Online Registration will close on June 11th, 2016. After June 11th you may register in person at Faith Lutheran Church and Preschool.

Faith Lutheran Church & Preschool LCMS
602 S 14th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3848
2016 ADM Ecumenical VBS -
June 27th to July 1st

ADM Ecumenical Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 27th - July 1st, 9 a.m. - Noon. Children ages 4 to 5th grade* are invited to attend.

The Churches of Adel UMC, Minburn UMC, First Christian, and St. Johns joining together to learn about the Lord!

The mission focus for 2016 is Bidwell Riverside.

Kids can bring their donation of children's clothes and books each day of VBS. Learn more about the programs at Bidwell Riverside:

Kids experience God's unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and put God's love in action! It will teach kids ways to show God's love. Registration:* Child must have completed grade.

* Child must have completed grade.

Adel United Methodist Church
115 S. 10th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
Facebook: Adel-United-Methodist-Church
Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
Studio Q 360 - FREE Clinics in June and No More Ugly Ties!  

Free Wellness Clinics from Studio Q 360
Adding massage to your wellness routine can help you feel rejuvenated, recover faster, relieve muscle pain, reduce stress, and help you reach your goals.

Check out these free clinics to learn tips about at-home care, injury prevention, pain relief techniques, and more! Attend multiple clinics for a well rounded approach to personal wellness for the whole family.

Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
Teen Wellness- June 14th, 2 - 4pm
Whether your teen is an athlete, artist, or gamer, this clinic offers important information for their unique needs.

Teens will take part in wellness discussions about posture, RICE/ CBAN therapy, proper hydration, daily stretching routines, and injury prevention and care.

Featuring crafts, demonstrations, and door prizes.

Welcome to Parents and Teens age 12-18


Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
The Pro Athlete Routine, June 25th 10am - noon
Runners, golfers, cubicle dwellers, marathon TV watchers- whatever kind of sports you play, your body needs to be up to the challenge.

Learn about RICE therapy and Cryotherapy techniques to aid in healing.

Find out about the Infinite Pain Cycle, Physical Therapy, Chiropractics, and at-home therapeutic massage tips. Featuring crafts, demonstrations, and door prizes.

All Ages Welcome

Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
Balanced Posture - June 27th, 4pm - 6pm
Start the path to better mental and physical health with balanced posture. Learn how to adjust your stance and balance your walk.

Reconnect with your structure.  Learn how shoes, workout routines, hobbies, and jobs can effect our posture in unique ways.

Featuring Free Postural Analysis, Personalized Wellness Plan, and door prizes.

All Ages Welcome


Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
Father's Day Sports Massage Packages

Dads work hard, play hard, and are even harder to shop for. This year, pick up a Sports Massage gift certificate for Father's Day.

Sports massage includes deep tissue, fast paced athletic massage and stretching techniques to reduce muscle aches and improve range of motion.

With upbeat music this customized massage is perfect for the Dad that carries the world on his shoulders and still finds time to be a super hero!
Order Your Sports Massage Gift Certificates Today and Save!

  • 75 Minute Sports Massage for $69
  • 60 Minute Sports Massage for $54
  • 45 Minute Sports Massage for $39
Studio Q 360
Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
Artisan Massage for Pain Relief and Relaxation
Katina Brocka, LMT
917 Main St.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Facebook: StudioQ360
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